Get on board GippsDairy

LEADING FIGURE: GippsDairy chair Grant Williams.

CURRENT and former directors have urged people who want to contribute to the dairy industry to consider nominating for GippsDairy board positions.

Nominations for farmer and industry specialist positions are now being called for.

GippsDairy is the dairy Regional Development Program for the region, delivering research, development, and extension programs to improve the profitability and sustainability of dairy farms.

GippsDairy chair Grant Williams said his time on the board had allowed him to look at the dairy industry in a different way, and had helped him grow personally and professionally.

“Being a director on the GippsDairy board has given me an increased understanding of the dairy industry and provided me with a better insight into where our dairy levy dollars are spent,” he said.

“The dairy industry provides great support in governance training for its directors. That knowledge of governance will hold me in good stead for the rest of my life.”

Farm consultant Matt Harms, who spent six years on the board, said the experience would benefit anyone involved in the dairy industry.

“I learned a lot during my two three-year terms on the GippsDairy board. I was exposed to the industry at a different level than I had been exposed to previously,” he said.

“I now understand much more about policy and about Dairy Australia and what it’s role is in the industry. That includes areas I wasn’t well aware of like regulation and trade.

“It gave me a broader knowledge of the industry at a level I hadn’t been exposed to before.”

GippsDairy regional manager Allan Cameron encouraged farmers and service providers of all types to consider applying for the positions.

“Diversity is important to the GippsDairy Board, so we want people to apply from all types of farm business, industry backgrounds or gender,” he said.

“Being a board member is a great opportunity to give back to the industry as well as developing personal and professional skills.” 

Applications are due by Friday, August 30. Late applications will not be accepted.

Short listed applicants will be interviewed by an independent selection panel at Warragul in mid-September.

Successful candidates will attend an induction session and be invited to attend the board meeting on October 7.

For a copy of the position description, phone 5624 3900, email info@gippsdairy.com.au or visit www.gippsdairy.com.au    


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